Yes you should becaues if he is your boyfriend then what exactly is he looking for in those dating sites? Dating sites are a temptation for those in relationships and it makes it very easy for · He might still be treating your relationship as a casual thing and assuming that you are too. If you want something more, you need to tell him how you feel. Even if he’s not on the · If you're already exclusive and find your partner's online dating profile is still active, Diana Dorell, intuitive dating coach and author of The Dating Mirror: Trust Again, Love Again, · 6 Reasons He’s Still Looking. 1. He Needs the Ego Boost. Some guys just can’t let go of the ego boost they get from connecting with women online. This is something only · Ask a Guy: We’re Dating, But He Still Checks blogger.com by Eric Charles I’ve been dating a guy for a month, we slept together recently and said we’d be exclusive. However, he ... read more
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Cookie Settings. Match and eHarmony screen pretty well, and if a guy has an active profile on a site like one of those, it usually and I would say A girlfriend or boyfriend can usually tell it the profile is real in any number of ways — if the profile has exact details about height and weight, the writing style that was used, etc…..
This girl is just going to get hurt. She should leave the guy ASAP. you could be experiencing something similar to what ive experienced before. ive literally in the past found dating profiles that i have never created using my pictures and details to create profile counts or other uses.
other times a site will say i was online while i wasnt on it. literally had one fight with an ex that calling me claiming im online on the dating site where we met and i was im my car driving, yet alone i dont have a smart phone with internet abilities.
if you are looking for a issue, you will find it. The majority of these guys that get on these dating sites especially Match never get off. Many of them are not serious and they are addicted to Match and other dating sites. I realized after 4 months of being on Match that this was not the venue to use to meet someone if you are interested in a serious long-term relationship.
At some point they are going to get back on. Women would be better off meeting a guy in a traditional setting through work, a friend, museum, whatever. i agree!! online dating is a sickness and they need therapy or rehab. this is soooo sad.. Syndrome … Newness- Grass is Greener Syndrome. An addiction to online dating, even if you have a significant other.. always getting a rise from the fantasy of what life would be like with someone new, addictively contacting daters in order to get the rush of a new interest and the ego boost of someone interested in you… all while having a significant other..
and while neglecting the hard work of maintaining and growing a real love relationship in favor the the addictive rush of a new relationship and an addictive rush to the fantasy of a new person. This is true. As someone who has been on and off of match. I am done with online dating, because the type of guys on there a good majority of them will always go back to it like a crackhead looking for a fix.
Sorry, but I disagree. Before becoming intimate, demand exclusivity, which also means get off of all dating sites — and let him know that you will check periodically to make sure he does. Sorry, but he HAS given this girl a reason to distrust him.
This same thing happened to me — met a guy on eHarmony. Within a month we felt pretty serious about each other and I asked him if we could agree to be exclusive, including unsubscribing to any dating sites. He agreed completely. But 4 months later, I found out he was still on eHarmony but told me he was just on there for fun, changing some information but not conversing with anyone. Two months later he was on Match.
Two years later I found out he was still filling out profiles. By then, I was a mess. He had lied for two years and that is a very long time to be with someone. Please move on, for the good of your mind and heart. This article is spot on. It was never because of her, it was simply because the suspicion kept eating away at me until I brought it up.
Rather than saying anything, I simply ignore it. Thank you so much I really needed to see and hear this, and the fact that it came from a man makes it so much more official for me to do exactly as you said and the article said. THANK YOU! When dating online it is imperative you remain open and honest. I met a handsome guy on pof.
com before the holidays and then Boom, we hit it off. We BOTH made a conscious decision to delete our profiles and be exclusive. I kept feeling this uneasiness about him.
That is a very unsettling way to feel. I WILL NOT encourage anyone to remain in any relationship if their conscious is uneasy about their mate. My boyfriend and I have been going out for more than a year and we met on meet me. He asked me out and we were together ever since. I deleted my account and I asked him to delete him, which he said he did.
However, I was feeling something was going on that I did not know about and so I checked his email which i should not have done and I saw some messages that were from meet me. However, it was not from his real account.
He had created a fake one. It still has all of his pictures. I logged on to it because he gave me his passwords to things and I figured it was the same one. He only talks to girls on there; however, there is nothing like they are meeting up or hooking up at all. He will say hey and talk for about five minutes and then the convo is done.
I stopped checking his personal accounts and email after we got in a big fight about whether he was cheating on me or not. I never felt right about checking it anyway. I thought it was great because he must have stopped after our convo.
However, i checked again today if he had been on, and it said he had three days ago. I am not one to stay in relationships where i am not the main focus, but over a year? That is so many invest feelings.
I have no idea what to do. I av friends who always text me i do reply but not with love, i want to ask wat will i do to love someone, and if you can give me the match. com site so that i can av a friend and love like others. i just wanted to say thank you so much for this site! i am glad you were inspired to share and contribute in this way. reading today reminded me of all the values i am beginning to solidify in my life, and at a time when i felt a little shaky, and a little scared.
Hey Hope,. Thanks so much, I really appreciated your comment. Eric, I feel like your post sends out a very sad message to women. You get butterflies and your heart pounds when you see me.
You and I have only been dating a short time but the potential is there. We see each other times per week. You ask for exclusivity and I give this to you. A week later you log onto to Match. com and surprise, I was logged on only 3 hours ago and never looked at your profile.
So please enlighten me, what does that story look like? We live in different cities but have seen each other almost every weekend except two. This friend since added me on facebook and so has his housemate. He was also kissing me in front of them too. We were on his laptop and I was on youtube.
He went downstairs and I was just looking at songs. I managed to close the tab I was on by mistake and when I opened what I thought was the right one I found it was his dating website profile.
However I knew of the website and I was able to see his profile when I got home. He still checks his profile each day but not multiple times per day. Any advice welcome thanks!
I understand what this girl is going through. Also, it can all backfire on you. I also suggest getting yourself tested. i have a very similar situation, except mine doesnt check it often.. i met him online we went ona first date and it was grreat, then he took me on a weekend trip and we reallly conncted and he said so too, and i didnt see him for 2 weeks because he said hes planning another trip with me, i met his closest friends already, but i saw that he was active within the last days , and i think we might get intimate sometime soon but i dont want to give it my all and then be left alone and used,im really quite confused..
The fact of the matter is this kind of thing is a real life concern, not just for fear of being played but for your health and safety. com profile but I still see you have yours up. Since we agreed to be exclusive, how do you feel about this? Relax and be willing to accept the truth whatever it may be. If you leave the question open ended he has room to answer whichever way while knowing that you were simply considering what do with yours. If anything, it will clarify what this term means for each of you..
as your understanding of it may be different from his. I am sorry to be negative here, but I dated a guy for three months that I met online…I noticed that his profile was still active and often he was checking it daily…I wanted to trust him so I did…I confronted him about it, but said that I trusted him and wanted him to take his profile down because he wanted to, not because I asked him to.
Guess what? I found out he was dating multiple people yes, and sleeping with all of us , all from the online dating site. He was a world class liar. Looking back, I think if someone is active on an online dating site, while he is dating you, he is probably a player. Be careful!! Wow how did you find out he was sleeping with multiple people??
Ahhhh and he wants exclusivity! I have a few bad experiences in the beginning of The comment before was about a guy I met in the latter part of I met this other guy while on blackpeoplemeet. Yet, there were many red flags! Meaning he would wait for my response to see what card he would pull out of his hat next….. GAME PLAYER! After I invited him to my home and he seen how nice it was, the horns started to emerge from his head. Needless to say, I dropped him like a bad habit.
The dating game has changed tremendously over the years and many have ulterior motives and love not being one of them! Very good point. Again, yes, sometimes people do get taken advantage of or hurt.
But it is much worse to go through life with your guard up all the time, distrusting everyone, self-provective and bracing yourself. Personally, I have learned that it is better to assume people are good and do good things and not to be concerned until someone has actually done something bad. This is so true, I can honestly say that given this is a very hard task to do as well as keep up with.
When I met someone very special, I did that periodically for awhile just to see his picture or double checking some of his interests for date planning.
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JMC Went through something similar. Heresjone I have noticed that if you get email notifications from Match just opening one of the emails logs you in and shows you have been online. Luna That helped me thank you. Mary I recently met someone on Match… We saw each othe twice and are planning to see each other again..
Sally I agree with Susan, I do not feel convinced about what Eric said! Eric Charles Hey there — I looked back at this article, which I wrote awhile ago, and I agree it missed some key points. Sabby Ive been thru this anf r currently going thru this. Lynn Is his name Jon? These Florida boys! Sarasota is like player capital of the world. Chris Absolutely agree with this post. Confused girl I met my boyfriend on a dating site. elle Listen, trust is very important. Linda Hi Eric, great article, and I found it because I am in a similar situation and really need your advice on how to go about it.
Jane My story is I am over 45 and back into dating I was single for 3 years. Jacqui Kay In addition to answer from Just me: He already has pictures of me, I have sent by phone and I asked him that he had been online, he said it was because he was checking whether I had been online, I have left it a week and sure enough he has been online in the last 24 hours.
julie This doesnt even answer the post. S Just recently went through this on another site. jp This guy i met online and he said he needed space to get over an ex. Liz Hey.. Ingrid Hello, I read ur full story. Sally Thank you so much! Ella Why did you let him talk you into staying with him? Susan DeFrance I my name is susan like to call sue. Confused I wish I could find an article more recent in regards to this topic. Ella You know the answer already. Moops I disagree with the advice in this article.
hannah Totally agree with you Moops. roucancat I agree with you Moops. supert totally agree with Moops!! Kelly Totally agree Moops! The advice that was given in this article was HORRIBLE!! Ella A truly excellent reply. jan veal I completely agree that if someone is still checking dating sites after committing to someone then they are leaving options open,stroking their ego,or seeing you as for now person Its disrespectful and breaks trust not builds it.
Sammy I met someone in my home area on an online dating site. lookin4luv22 I have been going through a similar situation and would really appreciate the feedback on here. Eric Charles if you can give me ur intake on this i would appreciate it.
stylerose Yes, suspicion can destroy a relationship if it is unfounded. CAMBA you could be experiencing something similar to what ive experienced before. theshoediva The majority of these guys that get on these dating sites especially Match never get off. tt N-G. Gemma This is true. Ana Sorry, but I disagree. janie Sorry, but he HAS given this girl a reason to distrust him.
Dan This article is spot on.
However, he still goes on match. com this is how we met. Is this guy bad news or should I just relax and be fine with the fact that he still logs on to match. com at this point? This is thanks, in part, to your excellent comments and questions from the audience. As such, some of the comments which I have preserved bring up points that I have since addressed in this revision.
Right off the top, you mentioned that you and he have agreed to be exclusive. How clear was his side of the agreement to being committed? But then I saw you kept logging in…. Life is complicated and the heart wants what the heart wants. If this is a misunderstanding, explain it to me.
You rarely see me do that. However, in this case, I feel that the conversation points I laid out above do more to instruct than even my explaining of my viewpoint would have….
So in this first section, I wanted to walk through getting clear on how committed he really is in the first place. Everyone wins. When both people really want a great relationship, the relationship feels effortless.
People are so quick to snap up something half-hearted and then try to make that half-hearted relationship into something more. Only you can decide if what you learn convinces you to keep participating in the relationship or not.
You will never, ever know what the other person is doing at all times. In this case, you know he goes on match. com because you can see it. But since the beginning of time, men and women have had to learn to trust one another in their relationship. I can tell you from personal experience that this was a skill I needed to learn. In my past, there have been times when even though the relationship was good, my insecurity would eat away at me.
A problem with suspicion and snooping is: the more you fear and suspect, the more that fear and suspicion eats away at you and creates more fears and suspicions! This creates a vicious cycle that destroys trust in the relationship and ultimately causes a problem where there was none.
At this moment, you are reading into the situation negatively, assuming that he has bad motives or could be playing you. It might, it might not. We have great instincts for this sort of thing. However, there are times where we ourselves are paranoid… perhaps because of negative beliefs we have or prior bad experiences. I'm Eric Charles, the co-founder and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing articles to help people free themselves from suffering and have clarity in their love life. I have a degree in Psychology and I've dedicated the last 20 years of my life to learning everything I can about human psychology and sharing what gets people out of struggling with life and into having the life they really want.
If you want to contact me, feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter. Similar story, Daring a guy that I was serving hand and knees, he said we were boyfriend and girl friend. After he said this and we finally had intercourse after two months he went a bot cold and stayed cold as I continued to do all these things for him.
I got a bad feeling so I spied on his daring account made up a fake person I knew was his type and waited. A week later I went to check and yes he was coming on to this fake person with one message after the next.
I went to his home and asked him if he was on the daing site, he said NO! I had already at the beginning of our relationship told him that being on there while he is with me is unacceptable and he agreed to close his account. He cost me so much! Did he ever respect me? And how could someone care but play you for a month like this? Went through something similar. Met someone on Match. com, we seemed to have instant chemistry, there was future talk, like adventures we were going to have, things we were going to do, trips we were going to take, repairs he was going to help me with in my home.
We slept together, third time together, it just happened quickly, I was not expecting it and I assumed it meant he was my boyfriend.
This guy seemed like a good guy and genuine, hard worker, dad type. Well I checked match a couple of weeks later and noticed the little green circle that he had been on recently, I brought it up via text to him, he said he was only interested in seeing me, he wasnt looking for anyone else.
I left it alone. I hid my profile and would check his and he didnt go on for about three weeks at all, this was during the height of COVID19 quarantine.
Two months in I checked again and found he had logged into match and also I found a zoosk account. What made me check was his hot and cold attitude toward me, his failure to deliver on any of the talk of things we were going to do, even stuff we could have done during quarantine, like the promised drive even to the beach or park.
He stated he must have logged in by accident, after a fight and not speaking to him for a week we got back together with more promises from him. He was going to delete both his accounts but they reactivated before he could, or so he said.
His promises never panned out, It turned out I was driving back and forth to his home and we would have takeout, and be intimate. This dwindled from twice a week to once a week. His texts dwindled. He said he was really busy at work. I checked his accounts after about another month and a half, he was recently active on both zoosk and match, I sent him a like from an old account I had on match just as a test, he answered back, this account didnt even have a photo!
So I ended it with him, he told me it wasnt healthy for us to see each other anyway, because he didnt want the commitment I did and wasnt falling in love with me. So this is just some advice, listen to your vibes, your gut feelings, dont make excuses in your head for anyone, dont try to just see the good, be realistic, it hurts to face the truth, especially when you are lonely, but ladies dont waste your time.
These men are on a constant quest for something better, alot of them have been hurt by their exes and they cant commit, dont want to commit, have unrealistic expectations, and perhaps want to inflect some pain on others because they are damaged. It shouldnt be this difficult. Then I went back in and created new profiles with a burner email and phone number.
Even though I cancelled and deleted my profile on each site, they all still showed me as active. Keep in mind I was signing in from a totally different ip address with a totally different cell phone number and email address.
He asked to be exclusive after 2 weeks and I said yes. when told me he was on Match I told him he should get out of there. I confronted him by text and after 16 hours he send me this text.
I really like him and I want to make it work. Should I forgive based on his explaining? I have not once replied to any woman nor searched since we have been talking. If you dont believe me log into my acct and check for yourself. My password is xxxxxxx. I believe we have a strong relationship and have built trust with each another.
So please feel free to go into my acct and do as you please. Is this a valid answer? I have noticed that if you get email notifications from Match just opening one of the emails logs you in and shows you have been online.
The email can be anything from here are your daily matches to a message from someone, and just touching or clicking the email causes it to open so be wary of jumping to conclusions.
I recently met someone on Match… We saw each othe twice and are planning to see each other again.. I then went on to say.. Hey there — I looked back at this article, which I wrote awhile ago, and I agree it missed some key points. What I wrote needed context and was missing the first section which really, really needed to be there.
So I agree with you guys, this needed improvement and I got around to it. As with everything, I write my opinions with the hope that it will help the readers be more effective in their love life… and when I feel something can be made better, I do it!
If they address it and say ok we are exclusive then you both let it go and never log in to check on them without reason…. We met online and things are moving In a more serious direction. He told me about 2 months in that he deleted his account. I logged on and saw that he was active. I think this is a breach of trust and I want to confront him gently. Ive been thru this anf r currently going thru this. My initial reacton was hurt and i approached him so wrong. I dont think he has physically cheated me hut the fact that he does continue to be active on these websites for whatever reason has real taken a toll on me emotionally and ofcourse the trust that have for him.
All this crap about it being ok anf find ouy first is straight crap. For me in aby relationship. I would hope and wish there would be a certain level of respect. And its all bad now. Unfortunately I think in this case Eric is giving women advise on how to give men exactly what they want, without the woman receiving what she wants.
· If you're already exclusive and find your partner's online dating profile is still active, Diana Dorell, intuitive dating coach and author of The Dating Mirror: Trust Again, Love Again, Yes you should becaues if he is your boyfriend then what exactly is he looking for in those dating sites? Dating sites are a temptation for those in relationships and it makes it very easy for · 6 Reasons He’s Still Looking. 1. He Needs the Ego Boost. Some guys just can’t let go of the ego boost they get from connecting with women online. This is something only · Ask a Guy: We’re Dating, But He Still Checks blogger.com by Eric Charles I’ve been dating a guy for a month, we slept together recently and said we’d be exclusive. However, he · He might still be treating your relationship as a casual thing and assuming that you are too. If you want something more, you need to tell him how you feel. Even if he’s not on the ... read more
Why are men like that? Im sooo scared to lose this guy and dont know what to think right now. The wrong one will walk away. Since we agreed to be exclusive, how do you feel about this? Português: Saber se Seu Namorado Está nos Sites de Relacionamento. Then you can talk about exclusivity and feel more confident you are getting a REAL answer. I stopped checking his personal accounts and email after we got in a big fight about whether he was cheating on me or not.Home Random Browse Articles Courses Quizzes New Train Your Brain New Improve Your English New Support wikiHow Boyfriend still online dating site wikiHow Easy Ways to Help Approve Questions Fix Spelling More Things to Try Create an account. Wasted an entire year on this man. Personally, I have learned that it is better to assume people are good and do good things and not to be concerned until someone has actually done something bad. However I knew of the website and I was able to see his profile when I got home, boyfriend still online dating site. Subscribe to Blog via Email Email Address Subscribe.